Job 21:30
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New International Version
that the wicked are spared from the day of calamity, that they are delivered from the day of wrath?

New Living Translation
Evil people are spared in times of calamity and are allowed to escape disaster.

English Standard Version
that the evil man is spared in the day of calamity, that he is rescued in the day of wrath?

New American Standard Bible
"For the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity; They will be led forth at the day of fury.

King James Bible
That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, the evil man is spared from the day of disaster, rescued from the day of wrath.

International Standard Version
that the wicked person is spared from times of calamity, that he is rescued on the day of wrath?

NET Bible
that the evil man is spared from the day of his misfortune, that he is delivered from the day of God's wrath?

New Heart English Bible
that the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity, That they are led forth to the day of wrath?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the day of disaster the wicked person is spared. On the day of [God's] anger he is rescued.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity, That they are led forth to the day of wrath?

New American Standard 1977
“For the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity;
            They will be led forth at the day of fury.

Jubilee Bible 2000
That the wicked is reserved for the day of destruction, they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

King James 2000 Bible
That the wicked are reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

American King James Version
That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

American Standard Version
That the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity? That they are led forth to the day of wrath?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the wicked man is reserved to the day of destruction, and he shall be brought to the day of wrath.

Darby Bible Translation
That the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity? They are led forth to the day of wrath.

English Revised Version
That the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity? that they are led forth to the day of wrath?

Webster's Bible Translation
That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they will be brought forth to the day of wrath.

World English Bible
that the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity, That they are led forth to the day of wrath?

Young's Literal Translation
That to a day of calamity is the wicked spared. To a day of wrath they are brought.
Study Bible
Job: God will Deal with the Wicked
29"Have you not asked wayfaring men, And do you not recognize their witness? 30"For the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity; They will be led forth at the day of fury. 31"Who will confront him with his actions, And who will repay him for what he has done?…
Cross References
2 Peter 2:9
if all this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to hold the unrighteous for punishment on the day of judgment.

Job 8:20
"Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity, Nor will He support the evildoers.

Job 20:28
"The increase of his house will depart; His possessions will flow away in the day of His anger.

Job 20:29
"This is the wicked man's portion from God, Even the heritage decreed to him by God."

Job 21:17
"How often is the lamp of the wicked put out, Or does their calamity fall on them? Does God apportion destruction in His anger?

Job 21:20
"Let his own eyes see his decay, And let him drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

Job 21:29
"Have you not asked wayfaring men, And do you not recognize their witness?

Job 21:31
"Who will confront him with his actions, And who will repay him for what he has done?

Job 31:3
"Is it not calamity to the unjust And disaster to those who work iniquity?

Job 40:11
"Pour out the overflowings of your anger, And look on everyone who is proud, and make him low.
Treasury of Scripture

That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

the wicked

Proverbs 16:4 The LORD has made all things for himself: yes, even the wicked for …

Nahum 1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD revenges; the LORD revenges, and is …

2 Peter 2:9-17 The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to …

2 Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are …

Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, …

day

Job 20:28 The increase of his house shall depart, and his goods shall flow …

Psalm 110:5 The Lord at your right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

Zephaniah 1:15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day …

Romans 2:5 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself …

Revelation 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

wrath. Heb. wraths

(30-33) That the wicked. . . .--These verses contain the result of their experience.

Verse 30. - These conclusions are now set forth. They are, that the wicked is reserved for (or rather, spared in) the day of destruction, and that they shall be brought forth to (rather, removed out of the way in) the day of wrath. This, according to Job, was the popular sentiment of his time; and, no doubt, there is in all ages a large mass of fleeting opinion to the same effect. Striking examples of wickedness in high places draw attention, and provoke indignation, and are much talked about; whence arises an idea that such cases are common, and ultimately, by an unscientific generalization in the vulgar mind, that they form the rule, and not the exception to the rule. It requires some power of intellect to take a broad and comprehensive view over the whole of human life, and fairly to strike the balance. Such a view seems to have been taken by Bishop Butler (among others); and the conclusion, reached by calm investigation and philosophic thought, is that, on the whole, ever in this life, the balance of advantage rests with the virtuous, who really prosper more than the wicked, have greater and higher satisfactions, escape numerous forms of suffering, and approach more nearly to happiness. An exact apportionment of happiness and misery to desert is a thing that certainly in this life does not take place; but the tendency of virtue to accumulate to itself other goods is clear; and Job's pessimistic view is certainly an untrue one, which we may suspect that he maintained, rather from a love of paradox, and from a desire to puzzle and confuse his friends, than from any conviction of its absolute truth. That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction?.... That is, that they are spared, withheld, restrained, as the word (d) signifies, or kept and preserved from many calamities and distresses, which others are exposed unto; and so are reserved, either unto a time of greater destruction in this life or rather to eternal destruction in the world to come; which is the same with the day of judgment, and perdition of ungodly men, when they will be destroyed soul and body, in hell, with an everlasting destruction, as the just demerit of sin; or of that sinful course of life they live, being the broad way which leads to and issues in destruction, and for which there is a day appointed, when it will take place; and unto that day are the wicked reserved, in the purpose and decree of God, by which they are righteously destined to this day of evil, and by the power and providence of God, even the same chains of darkness, in which the angels are reserved unto the same time, being fitted and prepared for destruction by their own sins and transgressions, 2 Peter 2:4, and unto which they are kept, as condemned malefactors are in their cells, unto the day of execution, they being condemned already, though the sentence is not yet executed; in order to which

they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath; the wrath of God, which is very terrible and dreadful, and is revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness and ungodliness of men, and is here expressed in the plural number, "wraths" (e), either as denoting both present and future wrath; or the vehemency of it, it being exceeding fierce and vehement; and the continuance and duration of it, there will be wrath upon wrath, even to the uttermost, and for ever; and for this a day is fixed, against which day wicked men are treasuring up wrath to themselves, and they shall be brought forth at the day of judgment, to have it poured forth upon them. This is the true state of the case with respect to them, that, though sometimes they are involved in general calamities, as the old world, and the men of Sodom and Gomorrah, Genesis 7:23; and sometimes good men are delivered from them, as Noah and Lot were, Genesis 7:23, or are taken away by death from the evil to come; yet for the most part, generally speaking, wicked men escape present calamities and distresses, and are not in trouble as other men, but live in ease and pleasure all their days; nevertheless, wrath and ruin, and everlasting destruction, will be their portion.

(d) "prohibebitur", Pagninus, Montanus, Bolducius; so Beza, Vatablus, Mercerus; "subtrahitur", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius; "subdueitur", Schultens. (e) "irarum", Pagninus, Tigurine version, Cocceius, Schultens. 30. Their testimony (referring perhaps to those who had visited the region where Abraham who enjoyed a revelation then lived) is that "the wicked is (now) spared (reserved) against the day of destruction (hereafter)." The Hebrew does not so well agree with [Umbreit] "in the day of destruction." Job does not deny sinners' future punishment, but their punishment in this life. They have their "good things" now. Hereafter, their lot, and that of the godly, shall be reversed (Lu 16:25). Job, by the Spirit, often utters truths which solve the difficulty under which he labored. His afflictions mostly clouded his faith, else he would have seen the solution furnished by his own words. This answers the objection, that if he knew of the resurrection in Job 19:25, and future retribution (Job 21:30), why did he not draw his reasonings elsewhere from them, which he did not? God's righteous government, however, needs to be vindicated as to this life also, and therefore the Holy Ghost has caused the argument mainly to turn on it at the same time giving glimpses of a future fuller vindication of God's ways.

brought forth—not "carried away safe" or "escape" (referring to this life), as Umbreit has it.

wrath—literally, "wraths," that is, multiplied and fierce wrath.21:27-34 Job opposes the opinion of his friends, That the wicked are sure to fall into visible and remarkable ruin, and none but the wicked; upon which principle they condemned Job as wicked. Turn to whom you will, you will find that the punishment of sinners is designed more for the other world than for this, Jude 1:14,15. The sinner is here supposed to live in a great deal of power. The sinner shall have a splendid funeral: a poor thing for any man to be proud of the prospect of. He shall have a stately monument. And a valley with springs of water to keep the turf green, was accounted an honourable burial place among eastern people; but such things are vain distinctions. Death closes his prosperity. It is but a poor encouragement to die, that others have died before us. That which makes a man die with true courage, is, with faith to remember that Jesus Christ died and was laid in the grave, not only before us, but for us. That He hath gone before us, and died for us, who is alive and liveth for us, is true consolation in the hour of death.
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